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About Us

What's included


The four-star accommodation comprises;


  • spacious entrance hall,

  • living room with wood burning stove

  • adjoining well-equipped kitchen containing washing machine, microwave, 4 ring cooker

  • sitting room with open fire, television and DVD player

  • downstairs toilet/shower room

  • 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 with double beds,1 with twin single beds

  • large upstairs bathroom with separate bath and electric shower

  • oil fired central heating 

  • ample parking close by

  • limited disability access

  • books, puzzles and games for children on request

  • pets may be accommodated- please ask

  • extra wood may be included in the price

  • access to washing line in the yard

  • a welcome pack containing fresh home-baked scones



Grove Fort is a self catering farm house in the heart of County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated on a working cattle and sheep farm and while the setting is rural and peaceful it is a central location for visiting most parts of Northern Ireland. It comprises 3 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate 6 people.


The original farmhouse has been renovated and modernised. It is situated where Grove and Fort roads meet -hence the name! The front of the house looks up the hill towards Gransha Fort. The owners, Ivan and Annette Rankin, live next door and are on hand to deal with problems and give directions etc as necessary. For this reason check in and leaving times can be quite flexible. We welcome cyclists to the house as we are on a very popular cycling route, over the very challenging Slieve Croob to Castlewellan. Secure storage for motorcycles and bicycles is available.


Grove Fort

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